Fiesta collecting started oddly. One day I was at my mother's house for dinner. We were watching KCPT, a local PBS station, and they had a segment on Fiesta. In the midst of this show, my mother was hounding me to start collecting something--she had gotten into collecting Depression Glass. I said I didn't need to collect anything, but she would not give up. Finally, I said, "Alright, I will collect that!" (meaning Fiesta) She was aghast. She said it was the ugliest thing she had ever seen. That sealed it; I said yep, that is what I want to collect, thinking she would never buy it for me. Well, she surprised me and bought me my first pieces for Christmas. I have since come to love it, and so has she. She has even more pieces than I do.